Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to participate in the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun until today. Six questions naming 4 people or items. This week will be the first three questions. For more information concerning what SNGF is please go to Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings post. The answers are of direct ancestors – not collateral lines.
What four places did my ancestors live that are geographically the farthest from where I am today?
- Hartford, Connecticut: my 2nd-7th great-grandfathers were born, lived or died there (William House 1642-1703 / William House 1684-1742 / William House 1713-1788 / Lazarus House 1748-1817 / Allen House 1791 in Connecticut – died Michigan 1845 / Florus Allen House 1813 in Connecticut – died Ohio 1891)
- Suffolk, England: my 9th great-grandparents John Bigelow was born there in 1617 and died Watertown, Massachusetts in 1703 and Mary Warren born in Suffolk about 1624 and died Massachusetts in 1691.
- Alsace, France: my 6th great-grandparents, Nicholas (Hans) Feuerstein and Anna Nonnemacher. He was born there in 1712 and died in Pennsylvania before 1768. She was born there in 1711 and died in York county, Pennsylvania about 1760.
- Baden-Württemberg, Germany: my 8th great-grandparents, Hans P Raudenbusch born about 1614 and died 1704, and Maria Bremm 1639-1711.
What are the four most unusual given names in my family tree? Any name that is not John, William, James, Michael, Jacob, or Mary!
- Eugene: my dad is the only direct line ancestor I have with that given name.
- Vesta: my maternal grandmother is the only direct line ancestor with that given name.
- Ella: my paternal grandmother is the only direct line ancestor with that given name.
- Wendy: I am the only one in my direct line with this given name (although I do have a few cousins named Wendy!)
What are the four most common given names in my family tree? I think I answered that one above but listing direct ancestors within 15 generations, they would be:
- Mary: 24
- William: 19
- John: 57
- Many Elizabeths, Margarets, Annas, Jacobs, and Michaels.
Next Saturday will be the final three questions. Did you play?